Solutions for Fund Management
- Front Office Trade Execution:
The advent of ECNs, consolidation and sophistication
of exchange trading systems, and ubiquity of information
is forcing investment managers to focus on enabling
better trade execution to out-perform the market.
Our customized solutions ensure that money managers
get the best possible prices by tapping the largest
pools of liquidity, lowering brokerage costs by shopping
around for rates and at the same time protecting their
investment strategies from being disclosed to competition.
These order management solutions are focused on improving
the entire trading process leading to a reduction
in the total transaction cost.
- Portfolio Management and Analysis
- Order Creation and Routing
These systems would provide portfolio
managers the ability to electronically create orders
within the trade blotter and route them to the buy
side trader. The order management system enables
the buy side trader to consolidate individual orders
received for each account, then route them either
to broker/dealers or directly to execution venues.
- Intra-day Order Management
Our order management systems help manage
orders during the day, calculate portfolio values,
and perform cash calculations periodically. Traders
can view the order blotter to track the status of
open, filled, and partially filled trades. Orders
can be split, merged, and blocked based on different
criteria, and average prices can be calculated over
multiple fills. Portfolio managers can run ``what
if'' scenarios on certain investment decisions.
- Portfolio Modelling, Analytics, and Benchmarking
We can build solutions for Portfolio
managers to re-balance portfolios against theoretical
or active portfolios using industry guidelines to
generate necessary buy and sell orders. This involves
adjusting portfolio holdings, for example buying
more of technology and reducing exposure to consumer
durables, to match a model portfolio.
- Compliance and Reporting
Compliance ensures that the firm's
portfolio holdings comply with the governing rules
for the portfolio or with particular customer requirements.
Compliance is performed both at the pre-trade and
post-trade stages of the process.
- Enterprise-Wide Internal Straight Through Processing
In view of the move towards T+1 (effectively
T+0), Straight-Through-Processing (STP) will be one
of the most critical issues to handle. The beginning
for most money management firms will be implementing
The benefits of STP would be felt in
the medium to long-term because STP-enabled systems
are scalable and can respond to volume volatility.
In times of market downturns, systems can be scaled
back at minimal cost and efforts. System-level integration
with custodians can enable firms to more easily out-source
non-core back-office functions and utilities to services
Our solutions aim to automate manual
front-office pre-trade and post trade processes, batch
processing by legacy systems, database fragmentation
and non-standard processes at money management firms.
- Client Relationship and Content Management
Client retention is the biggest concern
for most investment managers. Clients are demanding
more information on real-time basis. For the benefit
of clients, investment firms would have to set up
web sites with investor relevant content and transactional
We have the right knowledge to develop
such sites providing account-related information and
with "buy, sell and swap" capabilities to investors
via connectivity to shareholder accounting systems
or transfer agencies. In addition to static content
management, dynamic content management capabilities
can be built for high net-worth and institutional